Power Integrations Awarded 'Product of the Year' in 'Green' Technology

March 9, 2004
'Best Power Supply Design' Award from analogZONE Recognizes Tool for Speedy Design of 'Green' Power Supplies

SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 9, 2004 - Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI), a pioneer of semiconductors for energy efficient power conversion and the inventor of EcoSmart® technology, announced today that it was awarded 'Product of the Year' honors by the engineering webzine analogZONE. The award named Power Integrations' Design Accelerator Kit (DAK-32) "Best Power Supply Design" and ranked the power supply as "best of the best" for 2003. The DAK-32 is the company's reference design for multiple output 30 watt power supplies with sub-1W standby power consumption.

"Power Integrations impressed me because they combined practical design with environmental responsibility," said analogZONE's Senior Editor Lee Goldberg. "They've created a highly cost-effective product that enables power supplies to dramatically reduce energy waste and meet sub-1 watt standby power requirements. Power Integrations has offered the components to build innovative "green" power supplies for several years, but their new evaluation kit accelerates the design process by offering a functional prototype to work with at the start of the design and evaluation process."

Best Power Supply Design

Power Integrations' Design Accelerator Kit (DAK-32) is used by designers of power supplies for applications such as DVD players/recorders and set-top boxes. The DAK-32 features a cost effective, energy efficient power supply reference design that easily meets the low one-watt standby input power consumption level sought by an increasing number of manufacturers and delivers enough peak power to start motors and spin up drives found in DVD players and recorders.

The DAK-32 also enables extremely low no-load power consumption for products that are plugged in but not in operation. The DAK-32 is the latest addition to a growing suite of application-oriented power supply design tools from Power Integrations. It contains a tested 20 W (25 W peak) universal input AC-DC power supply, PI Expert™ design software, TOPSwitch®-GX power conversion IC samples, and extensive design collateral. In standby mode, the multiple output supply draws less than one watt of input power at 230 VAC while supplying 0.5 W to its load.

Power Integrations has created a 'Green Room' on its Web Site where designers can easily obtain reference designs and other design assistance to meet all current and proposed energy regulations globally. Power Integrations' EcoSmart integrated circuits have saved consumers nearly $500 million in energy costs to date. The Green Room can be found at www.powerint.com/greenroom.

Paul McGoldrick, editor-in-chief, and Lee Goldberg, senior editor of analogZONE, selected Product of the Year award winners, with emphasis on performance, anticipated market success, and likely contribution to the field of analog engineering and product design. The analogZONE Product of the Year Award Winners, along with the editors' reviews of the winning products, can be viewed at www.analogzone.com.

About analogZONE

Found online at www.analogzone.com, analogZONE offers timely content tailored to the needs of design engineers specializing in analog applications. Regular weekly features include product reviews, technical notes, guest articles, and news items. The publication has a reputation for incisive product understanding as well as a broad worldwide readership.

About Power Integrations

Power Integrations is a leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits for use in AC to DC and DC to DC power conversion. For more information, contact the company at 5245 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, California 95138, (408) 414-9665 or visit the company's web site at www.powerint.com. For information on meeting energy regulations, visit Power Integrations' Green Room at www.powerint.com/greenroom.

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